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Mrs. D. from Stamford CT is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Back to Basics: Helping Students with Organizational Skills

My students need basic supplies. Literature organizers will enable them to keep track of their materials. A Lexmark printer & toner will print their essays, which is hard for them to do at home.

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My Students

My school is a Title I school, and almost half of my students come from low-income families. About 25 percent of my students either have special needs or struggle with language barriers. Many of my students have parents who work opposite shifts. This limited parent supervision in the home makes close attention to schoolwork difficult. It also places my students at high risk for chronic absenteeism and suspensions, which several of my students have already experienced.

Opportunities to turn away from education run in abundance for some of my students.

They become vulnerable to juvenile delinquency at way too young of an age. They need a school environment that keeps them tuned in and looking forward to coming to each day. I believe the right classroom environment can help achieve this goal.

My Project

These materials would make an extraordinary difference in my students' learning. With a significant portion of my students having absentee problems (attending less than 85% of calendared days), it is vital that my room fully support their learning.

A literature organizer/mailbox file system would enable students who have failed 2 or more classes in the past to have a place in the classroom to maintain their materials.

Students who want to see their work come to life on paper would have immediate access to their writing (and can receive feedback) via printed copies. They need post-it notes to support their reading, as many have failed 2 or more courses over the years and require intensive interventions.

My students struggle with basic organizational skills. Many are tactile learners, so their supplies need to be compartmentalized into distinct, clear components for easy access. They need to have binders on hand in the classroom. Mailboxes can house their supplies because their work habits need more structure. They need pencil cases and post-it notes to support them in reading complex passages, as their reading struggles are significant.

Mrs. D.
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Storex 30-Compartment Literature Organizer, 31.38 x 14.13 x 25.5 Inches, Black (61419U01C) • Amazon Business $130.42 4 $521.68
Lexmark MS610dn Monochrome Laser Printer, Network Ready, Duplex Printing and Professional Features • Amazon Business $499.93 1 $499.93
Post-it® Notes, Original Pad, 3 Inches x 3 Inches, Assorted Neon Colors, Value Pack, 24 Pads per Pack (Total 2400) • Amazon Business $22.12 7 $154.84
Lexmark 51B1H00 MS417dn MX417de MS517dn MX517de MS617dn MX617de High Yield Return Program Cartridge Toner • Amazon Business $141.89 1 $141.89
Crayola Broad Line Markers Bulk, 256 Count Classpack • Amazon Business $51.02 1 $51.02
Bazic 804 3 Ring Pencil Pouch with Mesh Window, 6 pcs • Amazon Business $8.94 5 $44.70
Crayola Fine Line Markers, 40 Count, Assorted Colors, Adult Coloring • Amazon Business $10.04 4 $40.16
Wilson Jones 1-1/2 Inch 3 Ring Binder, Basic Round Ring View Binder, Black, 4 Pack (W70362-34BPP) • Amazon Business $11.99 3 $35.97
Wool of The Andes Worsted Weight Yarn (Home Decor) • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
Elmer's All Purpose School Glue Sticks, Washable, 30 Pack, 0.24-ounce sticks • Amazon Business $7.55 3 $22.65
AmazonBasics Multipurpose Scissors - 3-Pack • Amazon Business $9.99 2 $19.98
Pacon 6555 Rainbow Super Value Construction Paper Ream, 45 lb, 9 x 12, Assorted, 500 Sheets • Amazon Business $9.49 2 $18.98
Standardized Test Practice: Long Reading Passages: Grades 7-8: 16 Reproducible Passages With Test-Format Questions That Help Students Succeed on Standardized Tests • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
25 Complex Text Passages to Meet the Common Core: Literature and Informational Texts: Grade 7-8 • Amazon Business $12.08 1 $12.08
M231 1/2-Inch Black on White Tape for P-Touch Labeler • Amazon Business $5.99 2 $11.98
Brother P-touch Handy Label Maker (PTM95) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Post-it Notes, 1 3/8 in x 1 7/8 in, Cape Town Collection, 18 Pads/Pack, 100 Sheets/Pad (653-18AU) • Amazon Business $7.86 1 $7.86
BIC Marking Permanent Marker, Fine Point, Black, 12-Count • Amazon Business $5.34 1 $5.34
Post-it Tabs, 2 in., Solid, Assorted Primary Colors, Durable, Writable, Repositionable, Sticks Securely, Removes Cleanly, 6 Tabs/Color, 4 Colors, 24 Tabs/Pack, (686-ALYR) • Amazon Business $2.49 1 $2.49

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